Year 9 OLMC student Gabriella Wehbe was selected 'to step into the shoes' of the College Principal for a day on Thursday June 6, 2013.
Gabriella, a member of the College’s SRC, was selected by her peers to be the first OLMC student to take the reins as Principal. Miss Wehbe says she fees privileged and very fortunate to have been given this opportunity.
A national initiative of the Principals Australia Institute (PAI), Student Principal for a Day saw Student Principals around the country engaging in online conversations about leadership and the issues relevant to today's students.
Gabriella participated in a typical day as a Principal by running Year Group Assemblies, staff briefings, doing playground duty and introducing the College’s annual Variety Night matinee show.
OLMC Principal Kitty Guerin says it is great for a student to have the chance to see the College from her perspective; “We are always challenging our girls to consider new perspectives and be open minded and this is a fun, non-traditional way of doing this.”
Director of Pastoral Care, Anne-Maree Donnelly says the College jumped at the opportunity to come on board with such an innovative initiative: “Principal for a day gives Gabriella an opportunity to witness fist hand the complexity of leading a large organisation like OLMC.”SRC Mentor Helen Townend says the College’s involvement in this program continues OLMC’s long tradition of encouraging girls to develop leadership skills that will allow them to become confident and articulate young women.